Yeshua And The History Behind The Real Name Of Jesus

Jesus’ real name, Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Regardless of religious belief, the name “Jesus” is nearly universally recognizable. However, it may come as a surprise that the name millions of Christians all over the world are implored not to take in vain was not actually “Jesus” at all. Controversial though … Read more

8 Salem Witch Trial Victims Who Were Executed For Being Witches

In colonial Massachusetts, more than 200 people were accused of being witches and wizards — and 20 of them were killed when they couldn’t prove otherwise. From 1692 to 1693, it didn’t take much to spark suspicion of witchcraft in Salem. Sometimes, it just took town gossip to send victims of the Salem witch trials … Read more

Oldest Drawing Of A Ghost Found On 3,500-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Discovered in the British Museum in London, the ancient tablet shows a lonely male spirit being taken to the afterlife by a female companion. The British MuseumThe clay tablet is 3,500 years old and was acquired by the British Museum in the 19th century. It’s only appropriate for the Halloween season that researchers have officially … Read more

Diver Finds 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword In The Mediterranean

Experts estimate that the sword dates back to the Third Crusade when Christian crusaders attempted to retake Jerusalem. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty ImagesJacob Sharvit of the Israel Antiquities Authority holds the sword discovered by a local diver. Shlomi Katzin dove into the waters off the Carmel coast of Israel with a Go-Pro and a sense … Read more

The Fugu Plan, Japan’s Attempt To Import Jews During The Holocaust

In the 1930s, Japan launched the so-called “Fugu Plan” to draw in tens of thousands of Jewish refugees in order to bolster the country’s economic prosperity. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Noemi Faingersch SinclairFamilies like this one in Harbin, China made up the thousands-strong Jewish communities which Japanese officers hoped to replicate in … Read more

The Man Slowly Crushed To Death For Being A Witch

Giles Corey and his wife Martha were already outsiders in the farming village of Salem, Massachusetts when they were accused of witchcraft. They subsequently faced a torturous fate. Giles Corey was a prosperous farmer with a bit of a dark past. An upright and proud man, he had a few times escaped the punishments of … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

The unearthed gate to an ancient Greek Temple of Zeus, an 800-year-old mass grave in Peru, and early humans’ attempts to domesticate the world’s most dangerous bird. The post This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 appeared first on All That's Interesting. Source link

Bobby Sands, The Hunger Striker Who Died For A United Ireland

Imprisoned in HM Prison Maze in connection with a bombing, Bobby Sands spent the last 66 days of his life on a hunger strike — fighting for the status of a political prisoner. PA Images via Getty ImagesBobby Sands, who died on hunger strike in 1981 at the age of 27. Bobby Sands’ earliest memories … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 19

The first human footprints in North America, Saudi Arabian rock art older than the Pyramids, and the real-life inspiration for the Biblical Sodom. 23,000-Year-Old Footprints Prove That Humans Were In North America Far Earlier Than We Thought Dan OdessThough researchers long believed that humans only came to North America some 13,000 years ago, these 23,000-year-old … Read more

Experts Discover How The Real-Life Sodom Was Destroyed

Some 3,600 years ago, the city of Tall el-Hammam in present-day Jordan was suddenly obliterated in a great blaze caused by a meteoric explosion known as a “cosmic airburst.” UC Santa BarbaraResearchers investigating the 3,600-year-old ruins of Tall el-Hammam, the city believed to have inspired the Bible’s tales of Sodom. In 1650 B.C., the citizens … Read more